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Press Release: New AIMA Japan and Eurekahedge survey reveals only 16% of respondents consider Abenomics a success – down from 72% in 2015

JUNE 10, 2016

New AIMA Japan and Eurekahedge survey reveals only 16% of respondents consider Abenomics a success – down from 72% in 2015

Eurekahedge in collaboration with AIMA, conducted the 3rd AIMA Japan and Eurekahedge Survey of Japanese investors with mandates to invest in Japan. The annual survey, which took place in February 2016 to May 2016 this year, gauges important insights into market sentiment, investment trends and key regulatory changes facing the Asian asset management industry, with a particular emphasis on the outlook for Japan.

Although the overall trend for 2016's survey did not indicate a significant change in respondent's sentiments from the previous year, a definite shift in opinion was observed on notable issues:

  • Confidence in the success of Abenomics plummets - only 16% feel it has been a success, down from 72% of respondents who felt this way last year.
  • Around 53% feel Abenomics has 'little or no further potential' despite 90% of respondents anticipating additional QE from the Bank of Japan later this year.
  • Crisis in the crosshairs - 39% indicated a high probability for a major financial crisis following the likes of 2008 to occur this year.

A brief summary of the results of this survey is available in a slide presentation on the Eurekahedge Dashboard for AIMA's and Eurekahedge's subscribers and the survey participants only. For a full report of the results and analysis, please contact

About Eurekahedge

Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge has a proven track record spanning over a decade as the world's largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in hedge fund databases covering Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America. Eurekahedge is a subsidiary of Mizuho Bank, the second largest financial services group in Japan. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis, Eurekahedge's other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service.

About AIMA Japan & AIMA

AIMA Japan is a Japanese Ippan Shadan Hojin operating independently in Japan under a local license agreement. The AIMA Japan national group was formed 2001. The AIMA Japan national group complements AIMA's strong Asia-Pacific presence with other national groups established in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. The national group was formed in response to the strong growth in the alternative investment industry in Japan. AIMA Japan's corporate members include fund of hedge funds managers, hedge fund managers, prime brokers, fund administrators, auditors, lawyers and institutional investors. Details on how to join AIMA are available here. The objectives of the AIMA Japan national group are to: provide local representation of members located in Japan; provide a unified voice for the industry in Japan; increase investor education; increase transparency and promote due diligence and related sound practices; and work closely with regulators and interested parties in order to promote the responsible use of alternate investments.

As the global hedge fund association, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has over 1,700 corporate members worldwide, based in over 50 countries. Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. AIMA's manager members manage a combined $1.5 trillion in assets. All AIMA members benefit from AIMA's active engagement in policy development, its leadership in industry initiatives, including education and sound practice manuals, and its excellent reputation with regulators worldwide. AIMA is a dynamic organisation that reflects its members' interests and provides them with a vibrant global network. AIMA is committed to developing industry skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) - the industry's first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. For further information, please visit AIMA's website,

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